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Investigation: How TikTok's Algorithm Figures Out Your Deepest Desires | WSJ

 

The Wall Street Journal created dozens of automated accounts that watched hundreds of thousands of videos to reveal how the social network knows you so well.

The Rise And Fall Of Convertible Cars In The U.S. -CNBC

 

Rising in popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, the convertible car is an automotive American icon. It was a vehicle meant for leisure and fun. -from CNBC

How Boeing and Airbus Could Counter China’s Homegrown Comac Jets | WSJ

 

Boeing and Airbus dominate global aviation, but China’s Comac wants to challenge the duopoly with new planes.

Employers Competing for Workers Turn to Signing Bonuses and Freebies | WSJ

 

Low-wage work is in high demand, and employers are now competing for applicants, offering incentives ranging from sign-on bonuses to free food.

Mass extinction: what can stop it? | The Economist

 

The world’s animals and wildlife are becoming extinct at a greater rate than at any time in human history. Could technology help to save threatened species?

Covid-19: why your life will never be the same again | The Economist

 

Across much of the world, covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease. The Economist has crunched the data to calculate how close countries are to pre-pandemic levels of normality.

What’s Behind the Rental Car Shortage? | WSJ

 

This summer it’s harder than ever to rent a car in the U.S., especially at popular vacation destinations. To learn what’s behind the spike in rental car prices, WSJ speaks with an industry analyst.

Host Hotels CEO on new acquisition and forecast on tourism industry -CNBC

 

James Risoleo, Host Hotels CEO, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss his company's first acquisition in the Florida Keys, and his outlook on the tourism and hotel industry. -from CNBC

What tennis pros look at when they pick a ball -Vox

 

A common belief among players is that the ball they choose can help them win. But there’s real physics at play behind this ritual and it all comes down to the fuzz.

China’s Communist Party Turns 100, Looks to the Future | WSJ

 

At the Chinese Communist Party’s centennial celebration, President Xi Jinping called for defiance against foreign pressure.

Why the Fed Is Considering a Digital Dollar | WSJ

 

The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how to keep cash relevant in a cashless world. It’s considering digitizing the U.S. dollar, giving people money they can access on their phone.

What the Inflation of the 1970s Can Teach Us Today | WSJ

 

Recently, the U.S. inflation rate reached a 13-year high, triggering a debate about whether the country is entering an inflationary period similar to the 1970s.

How The Olympics Became So Expensive For Host Cities -CNBC

 

In 2018, the Rio games were estimated to have a total cost of $20 billion, far beyond the Rio organizing committee’s initial estimate of $2.8 billion. -from CNBC

GameStop Was Nothing Compared to What’s Coming for Wall Street -Bloomberg Quicktake

 

A new generation of investors and influencers are moving markets like never before and they don’t intend to stop anytime soon. -from Bloomberg Quicktake

Will China become the centre of the world economy? | FT

 

FT discusses whether China will dominate global commerce or whether the world economy could split along regional lines.